Monday, May 18, 2009

THE SPEECH


Saturday went very well. my mom joined me and 4 of my kids to Shorty Howell Park. the pavilion was set up for the CMV walk and i was ready to give my speech. The weather was overcast, but luckily the rain held off until later in the afternoon. it was not too warm and there was an audience of about 40 people. i was so grateful to see a few of my friends from church show up! thanks Krista, Evan, T-man, and Mandy & Sierra! ya'll have been moved up on my friend scale! Jakob had so much fun and knew the event had to do with him. He was at my side for the whole 10 minute long speech and made it all the more entertaining. He payed close attention to what i said and reacted to my words. if i said 'bowling', he showed everybody how he bowls. it made everybody laugh which only made him want to entertain some more. if you want to read my speech, click HERE.


I have now been asked by my friend at the CDC to put my speech on youtube for others to view. i could possibly, hopefully have a "career" as a spokesperson for congenital CMV. i am very excited! i see many doors opening. 

10 comments:

Mama Nash said...

That is awesome. I would love to see the video!!

melanie said...

cool! i wish i could have been there to walk with you!

Jessica M said...

That's great. I'm sure you were fantastic.

Cherrish said...

Hey sweetie- I did not know you were involved with this. I'm so proud of you! Love you-

Lorna Kyle Boot said...

awesome shanna!!

apesjam said...

Sorry we missed it! Let us know if anything else comes up and we'll be sure to be there ;)

The Tait Family said...

thats cool, i've been out of the loop lately but now i'm better so what is all this cmv stuff your doing?

Robin Geaney said...

I'm proud of you girl.

Rboot said...

Hopefully next time we can walk with you. Sounds like you did a great job.

Louise said...

Wow Shanna! That's so great. What a neat experience!!